Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating maintaining the a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.Read full description
"Cities: Skylines is the best city-builder on the market right now. The game's presentation is stodgy, but it is all but guaranteed to provide you many hours of carefully crafting cities, laying out zoning, and establishing districts for specifics residential and industrial uses…all free from real-world mayoral headaches like 6 a.m. phone calls griping about snowplowing." [Gamespot ]
About the game:
Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. The game introduces new game play elements to realize the thrill and hardships of creating maintaining the a real city whilst expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience.
From the makers of the Cities in Motion franchise, the game boasts a fully realized transport system. It also includes the ability to mod the game to suit your play style as a fine counter balance to the layered and challenging simulation. You’re only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky!
Multi-tiered and challenging simulation: Constructing your city from the ground up is easy to learn, but hard to master. Playing as the mayor of your city you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements such as education, water electricity, police, fire fighting, healthcare and much more along with your citys real economy system. Citizens within your city react fluidly, with gravitas and with an air of authenticity to a multitude of game play scenarios.
Extensive local traffic simulation: Colossal Orders extensive experience developing the Cities in Motion series is fully utilized in a fully fleshed out and well-crafted transport systems.
Districts and Policies: Be more than just an administrator from city hall. Designating parts of your city as a district results in the application of policies which results in you rising to the status of Mayor for your own city.
Extensive modding support: Build or improve on existing maps and structures. You can then import them into the game, share them as well as download the creations of other city builders on the Steam workshop.
This may not have the best title out there, but my lack of imaginative titles doesn't mean that this game isn't worthy of it. Cities: Skylines is a city simulation game by Paradox. You build your city, keep your residents happy, manage your city's income. Residents and companies pay flat rate on taxes, and you try and make everyone happy but you can utterly fail in so many ways. Your citizens can get sick from backlogged waste; garbage pile up, your citizens can be found dead in their homes, buildings can burn down, and noise pollution can drive them sick. All and all, you must make sure to take care of your citizens, otherwise you will lose support and they will move out, which means less money for your city to function, and insufficient funding for major development areas can spiral their own issues, like higher crime or more stupid citizens. Things this game is missing: -Proper seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) -A method for the people to revolt and form a coup (joke aside, it can happen!) -A futuristic city model -No method of communicating with other cities -Lack of access to the whole map (9 square max without mods) What this game has: -Extensive mod support -Natural disasters DLC -Winter DLC (with trams!) -Large maps -Simple government structure and policy support -City sections -Business sectors -Nightlife DLC: -Winter Theme -Nightlife DLC -Natural Disasters The only really big problems this game suffers from are the fact that the more mods you have the worse performance the game has. This is especially true for just adding unique buildings to the mix. Another issue, but very far from being a deal breaker, is replay-ability after completing all major objectives and getting almost or all achievements in the game. The next thing to look forward to is the DLC and mods, but in the end-game perspective, there isn't much more to do once you have done most of what you wanted. Mod support definitely pushes the limit further along though. By the time you reach the point of relying on mods for continued gameplay, you would have already spent several dozen hours playing. And after that, there isn't much more to push you to play besides mods and new DLC. This is, quite frankly, the game's only really major flaw, but it's a flaw that is negligible compared to the amount of title and fun to be had during the first several dozen hours of play. However, it is still worth mentioning. In conclusion, you will get your money's worth fully, and possibly a few times over. It is worth its initial retail price, and when it's on sale it's an even better deal for the amount of time you will spend playing it. I would recommend this game.
If you were disappointed by SimCity, then this is the game for you! Cities: Skylines offers a well-polished and engaging city building and management sim. Skylines has decent graphics and great mechanics. It can be challenging, but offers a lot of funny. This is a great game, also for the tons of great mods available straight from the Steam workshop. Add more variety to your buildings, vehicles, and civilians as you want. There really is a lot of choice!
Cities: Skylines is the best city builder game that I've ever played. There are so many features in the game that are missing or not well thought out in other city builders, like the new SimCity or previous Cities games. The graphics are awesome, and I love the soundtrack - watching a time lapse of my gorgeous city while listening to the ambient soundtrack is very satisfying. What I love most when building a city is the infrastructure - I love building the perfect road system that does not take up too much space and handles traffic well. Skylines provides many tools to build roads - the roads vary from small residential roads to huge high capacity highways, roundabouts, beautiful bridges and tunnels. The DLCs that are available for purchase also add a lot of content that adds to the gameplay. But what truly completes Cities: Skylines is the community. The amount of details you can put in your city by downloading community mods is simply incredible. With a couple of clicks on the Steam workshop you can get brand new assets as well as more advanced and complex features and game mechanics. If you're looking for a city builder, Cities: Skylines is the best one out there. The replay value is insane and you can sink hundreds of hours into the game without noticing it.
This game won`t disappoint, its the city builder people wish simcity would have been. Some people may find the traffic managing too hard or no fun, for me it makes the game way more enjoyable then simply spamming roads and zones around. It`s where you will see that it has a cities in motion history behind it. The huge amount of mods available for this game completes the game, it fixes the issue of building diversity being a bit on the low side on the base game. In conclusion, if you like city builders, this is the game you need to have.
If you were disappointed by SimCity and are tired of Cities XL's memory leak, then this is the game for you! Cities: Skylines offers a well-polished and engaging city building and management sim. Skylines has decent graphics and great mechanics. It can be challenging, but offers plenty of help for the fledgling city designer. On top of the already great game, there are tons of great mods available straight from the Steam workshop. Add more variety to your buildings, vehicles, and civilians. Add new types of intersections and bridges. There is plenty to choose from!
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